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Tulane defense found some answers in its win over Southeastern

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Tulane linebacker Nico Marley (20) makes a flying tackle on Southeastern receiver Devante Scott in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Yulman Stadium. Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6) assists on the stop.

Forgive linebacker Nico Marley for becoming a tad delusional after Tulane’s 35-20 win against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night at Yulman Stadium. The exuberance of a dominant defensive effort got to his head. “I believe we can be the best defense in the nation if we play every game and every play like this,” he said.… Continue reading →

Tulane gets first win at Yulman Stadium, topping Southeastern 35-20

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Tulane running back Lazedrick Thompson (33) slips through a hole for a first down in the first quarter while Southeastern defensive back Derrick Raymond, linebacker Drew Misita and defensive lineman A.J. Bowen try to defend in Yulman Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

This was the kind of night Tulane spent $80 million for. Under the lights of still-sparkling, brand new Yulman Stadium, the Green Wave showed off a highlight-driven offense en route to a 35-20 victory over Southeastern Louisiana to win its first game on campus since 1974. The 26,358 in attendance saw… Continue reading →

Ted Lewis: Tulane gets what it needs vs. Southeastern — a win

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Tulane wide receiver Alec Macias (44) yells as his teammates hit the field before Saturday's game against Southeastern Louisiana at Yulman Stadium.

OK, Green Wave Nation. Admit it. This one had you scared. Southeastern may have been an FCS team, but the Lions were a good FCS team. North Dakota State good. “College GameDay” coming to Hammond good. Meanwhile, Tulane stumbled its way though its first two games, turning winnable situations into defeats though untimely mistakes… Continue reading →

Southern Louisiana hurts itself with penalties in Tulane loss

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Southeastern's Xavier Roberson runs 79 yards on a punt return before being pushed out of bounds by Tulane linebacker Brandon Schmidt in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game.

Here’s the sure sign a team is in deep trouble: Midway through the second quarter against Tulane on Saturday night, Southeastern Louisiana had 89 penalty yards and 19 yards of offense. So much for the Lions’ hopes to shock their south-of-the-lake neighbors. SLU, ranked third in the coaches’ FCS poll and with the real belief it… Continue reading →

Tulane remains undefeated vs. Southeastern Louisiana, FCS schools

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Tulane linebacker Nico Marley (20) makes a flying tackle on Southeastern receiver Devante Scott in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Yulman Stadium. Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6) assists on the stop.

Tulane treated Southeastern Louisiana even more rudely than most of the other lower-division opponents it had played. The Green Wave improved to 12-0 all time against FCS opponents, beating the Lions 35-20 on Saturday night at Yulman Stadium. The 15-point margin was its most lopsided victory against Southeastern Louisiana. The Wave beat the Lions 28-21… Continue reading →

Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee to start, has tough challenge in FCS power SLU

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee passes in the third quarter under pressure from Georgia Tech linebacker Quayshawn Nealy (54) while defensive back Jamal Golden (4) covers Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard (26) on Sept. 6 at Yulman Stadium. Georgia Tech won 38-21.

Despite not practicing much until Thursday, redshirt freshman quarterback Tanner Lee will start for Tulane against Southeastern Louisiana. It is an indication both of Lee’s importance to the team and the respect coach Curtis Johnson has for the Lions. Coming off a run deep in the 2013 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, Southeastern Louisiana is nothing like… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane: Four downs

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane wide receiver Justyn Shackleford scores the first points in Yulman Stadium on a tipped pass from quarterback Tanner Lee against Georgia Tech on Sept. 6.

Several streaks are in jeopardy. Southeastern Louisiana has won its past seven games against in-state competition but has never won a game against an FBS foe since the school restarted its football program in 2003 (0-18). Meanwhile, Tulane has never lost to an FCS opponent in 12 previous games and has beaten SLU in all… Continue reading →

SLU: ‘We’re not scared’ of FCS member Tulane

Photo provided by Southeastern Louisiana public info/RANDY BERGERON -- Southern Utah defensive end James Cowser (53) closes in as linebacker Taylor Pili slows down Southeastern quarterback Bryan Bennett in the first half Sept. 6 in Hammond.

HAMMOND — During his two-year stay at Oregon, Southeastern Louisiana quarterback Bryan Bennett played in two games during his career that involved Football Championship Subdivision opponents. Predictably, the high-powered Ducks of the Football Bowl Subdivision proved too much and won those games by an average of 49 points, with Bennett coming in in relief against… Continue reading →

Tulane has tweaks in store for second game at Yulman Stadium

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane fans pass a large sign in the university's LBC Quad before Tulane's game against Georgia Tech Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Tulane's new Yulman Stadium.

Football coaches always say the biggest improvement takes place between Week 1 and 2. It’s when adjustments come into play. After unknown quantities reveal themselves, the hypothetical questions disappear and the analysis begins. For Tulane personnel, the week between opening Yulman Stadium and hosting the second game on campus provides a chance to correct unforeseen… Continue reading →

Tulane coach Curtis Johnson says Tanner Lee to start against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday

Tulsa's Donnell Hawkin (3) puts pressure on Tulane's Tanner Lee during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Tom Gilbert) ONLINE OUT; KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUT; TULSA ONLINE OUT

Tanner Lee will be Tulane’s starting quarterback against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday night. After watching Lee work with the first-team offense Thursday morning, Tulane coach Curtis Johnson said Lee was ready. He was pulled from the Georgia Tech game last Saturday at the end of third quarter due to what Johnson termed “heat Issues”… Continue reading →

Ex-Tulane defensive back Jordan Batiste prepares to face former team as part of Southeastern Louisiana secondary

Photo provided by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Information -- Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Jordan Batiste returning an interception against Southern Utah.

HAMMOND — Three years ago, Jordan Batiste couldn’t wait to get to Tulane and embark on his college football career. Batiste, then 17 years old, graduated a semester early from Lutcher High, enrolled for the spring semester at Tulane and went through spring workouts with Green Wave. Batiste put the finishing touches on what… Continue reading →

Tulane walk-on kicker Trevor Simms finds historic moment

Tulane’s football staff searched virtually everywhere to find a kicker capable of helping the Green Wave’s unstable special teams. They found help across the Wilson Center. Trevor Simms, who recently transferred from West Virginia to play baseball for coach David Pierce, etched himself onto Green Wave memorabilia for years to come when he booted the first kick in… Continue reading →

Green Wave quarterback Tanner Lee misses practice

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACHTulane's quarterback Tanner Lee passes in a 38-21 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday in Yulman Stadium. Lee  was 13-of-24 for 173 yards and two touchdowns and three interceptions before being pulled in the second half for health issues.

The bad news for Tulane: quarterback Tanner Lee did not practice Tuesday morning as the Green Wave continued preparing for Saturday night’s game against Southeastern Louisiana. The good news? Coach Curtis Johnson said Lee did not have a concussion and expected him to return Wednesday, giving him enough time to get ready for the Lions. Lee… Continue reading →

Rested Sherman Badie back on field for Tulane

Tulane missed its home-run hitter. During the Green Wave’s 38-21 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday, redshirt freshman running back Sherman Badie’s effect was minimized because of an illness that was exacerbated by the scalding temperatures at Yulman Stadium. Badie, often referred to as “Babe Ruth” by Tulane coach Curtis… Continue reading →

Monday morning rewind: Tulane

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Tulane wide receiver Xavier Rush hauls in a touchdown pass from quarterback Tanner Lee as Georgia Tech defensive backs Domonique Noble and D.J. White give chase during Saturday's game at Yulman Stadium.

COMING UP Tulane faces a must-win game against Southeastern Louisiana next Saturday at Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave cannot afford to fall to 0-3 coming off its first bowl bid in 11 years and with all the excitement of playing on campus for the first time since 1974. It never has lost to a team from… Continue reading →

Tulane breaks in new stadium

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Gail Purcell cools down as Tulane fans gather to cheer their team on during the opening season game against Georgia Tech in Tulane's new Yulman Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

It was a party 40 years in the making. With a brass band blaring in the background, a village of tents filled the grounds at the heart of Tulane’s campus, anticipating the first Green Wave football game on campus since 1974. “There’s nothing like being at home,” said longtime Tulane fan Howie Farrell as he partied… Continue reading →

Georgia Tech spoils Tulane’s Yulman Stadium opener

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane's Teddy Veal runs towards the end zone for a touchdown as he keeps Georgia Tech's Domonique Noble at bay at Yulman Stadium on Sept. 5, 2014.

Yulman Stadium’s debut could not have started any better for Tulane. Walk-on Trevor Simms, who joined the team earlier in the week, drilled the opening kickoff through the end zone for a touchback. Linebacker Eric Thomas forced a fumble on the first play from scrimmage, and defensive end Royce LaFrance returned it… Continue reading →

Tulane defense no match for Georgia Tech ground game

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane's Nico Marley sacks Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas during Saturday's game at  Yulman Stadium. The Yellow Jackets eventually racked up 344 rushing yards in their 38-21 win.

Coach Curtis Johnson put it succinctly after Tulane’s debut at Yulman Stadium against Georgia Tech. “They had all the questions — and all the answers,” he quipped about the Georgia Tech option offense, which ran through his defense in a 38-21 defeat Saturday. To say the Yellow Jackets ran Tulane Tech ragged is putting it mildly.… Continue reading →

Georgia Tech 38, Tulane 21: Three-and-out

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane wide receiver Justyn Shackleford scores the first points in Yulman Stadium on a tipped pass from quarterback Tanner Lee against Georgia Tech on Sept. 6.

1. WHAT WE LEARNED The Tulane campus was alive in a way it hadn’t been in 40 years. Inside Yulman Stadium, the college football atmosphere — which just couldn’t be duplicated in the Superdome by the Green Wave in recent years — was as palatable as the humidity. There were some glitches at the gates where… Continue reading →

Tulane, Georgia Tech to open Yulman Stadium

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Yulman Stadium will host Tulane's first on-campus football game since 1974.

Linebacker Nico Marley said Tuesday he had scrounged up eight tickets for family and friends to attend Tulane’s Yulman Stadium debut against Georgia Tech on Saturday. It was no easy accomplishment, but he found teammates willing to help him out for a special game in which the demand exceeds the supply for one of the few times in… Continue reading →

Tulane gets another $10 million donation from Richard Yulman

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Richard Yulman and his daughter, Katy Yulman Williamson cut a ribbon, held by Tulane President Michael Fitts during the dedication of Yulman Stadium on Friday.

Richard Yulman, the namesake of Tulane’s brand new football stadium, took the ceremonial dedication of the facility not only as a time to accept congratulations, but also to set out a challenge. Standing on the plaza of Yulman Stadium on Friday afternoon, just a day before the Green Wave face Georgia Tech in the stadium’s inaugural game… Continue reading →

Georgia Tech out to wreck Tulane’s party

Associated Press photo by MIKE STEWART -- Georgia Tech wide receiver DeAndre Smelter celebrates his touchdown against Wofford on, Aug. 30 in Atlanta. Georgia Tech won 38-19.

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson is not too concerned about breaking in another school’s new stadium. Back in 2006, while coaching at Navy, Johnson took his team into a game at Stanford’s rebuilt facility. The Midshipmen ruined the celebration with a 37-9 victory. On Saturday, Johnson’s Yellow Jackets (1-0) will be in a… Continue reading →